Dr. Rifaat Abdalla is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University. He is specialized in GeoInformatics with focus on WebGIS Applications and Remote Sensing Modeling. Dr. Rifaat Abdalla is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) and Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) from Ontario, Canada. He was with the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah for five years prior to joining Sultan Qaboos University in 2017. Dr. Abdalla worked in the Oil Industry in Qatar and in the UK. He was also teaching at York University and Ryerson University in Canada. His research interests include Hydrography and Marine Applications for GIS; Modeling and Simulation; Mobile Handheld GIS Visualization; and Disaster Management and Emergency Response Mapping. Dr. Abdalla is a recipient of several prestigious international awards, including the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) PE&RS Best Scientific Paper by ESRI.